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12 Months to a Healthier You

5 Jan

I love this.  I mean, I really love this.  Last year, I attended a Vision Board seminar and absolutely loved it.  I tried to walk others through it.  Some loved it, some, not so much.  I’m going to do it again and happy to walk anyone else through it, if you just want a refresher or if you’ve never done it before.  That takes care of January.

Each month I will revisit these, until I get to October where I’m asked to sign up for a 5K.  Yeah, no.  Yes, I know I can walk it if I don’t want to run, it’s just I  don’t like being told I have to run.  I want to run, or walk, at my own will.  Of course I may change my mind by the time October rolls around.  Stay tuned.

Best way to end the year and rally to start the new year.  Bears v Vikings game.  Regardless of the outcome, it was an Epic day!

Not the “healthiest” way to start a day…but it sure was the best way!

A couple of Bears fans in a sea of Purple.

One small change per month!  Can’t wait!!




Happy New Year!

1 Jan

What better day than January 1st, to start a 365-Day Happiness Challenge?  Not every item is for everyone…i.e. I will not be trying Nail Art, but, perhaps I will, again, wear some of my favorite things!  Like I try and do every day.  And, I will Not be getting a “new tattoo”, as I don’t have an old one and will keep things that way.  Like many items I blog or pirate, these are just ideas.  Even if you can get a few nuggets from this my job is done!

Happy, Happy New Year!!  Start the year off on the right foot.



Hooray, Hooray…

1 May

…the first of May. 30-Day Ab Challenge begins today!

It’s that time again…For me, this is also the first day in 6 days, that I’ve gotten out of bed, due to #GirlsTrip2017 #MexicoOhBoy  #AintNothingGonnaGetMeDown #ExceptMexico



40 Items. 40 Days.

1 Mar


Love, love, love this list.  Not just “stuff” but look at numbers 28-40.  Of course numbers 1-27 deserve some attention, especially from me in my 40 bags for 40 days quest…but it’s time to Declutter more than just “things”.

Your paperwork – Totally clogs up your life

Your email – I admire the people who only check their email a few times a day.  I am always extremely responsive.  I’ve always worn it as a badge of honor.  If I respond to an email within minutes, or perhaps 3 hours, it most likely will not change any outcomes.  Be forewarned…especially you hotels. 😉  Kidding, I will probably be as responsive as I’m able.

Your To Do List – I have one every day and it keeps me on track, otherwise I’d be on Pinterest all day or sneaking in extra episodes of Gilmore Girls.

Anything in your diary you don’t have to do – Cut out the extras.  Learn to say no.  I’m fairly clear at this point in my life whereas I choose not to do things I don’t want to do.  Call it maturity.  Call it being an adult.  Call it clarity.

Anything you can’t fit in your current schedule –  Being overly busy and overly committed does not make for a happy life.  There’s always tomorrow.  Or the next day.

Social events that don’t make you happy – You don’t have to go to every party.  You don’t have to meet a former friend or acquaintance for coffee.  You don’t have to catch up with people you don’t have genuine interest in.  You don’t have to go to every party you are invited to.  FOMO has no place in my life…and I’m truly much happier for it.

Excess travel to places – I love to travel especially with those I love or to see those I love.  That being said, I am extremely selective in regards to leaving my family.

Things that take up too much of your valuable time – Some say Social Media can do this.  Or popping on Pinterest and all of a sudden it’s 4 hours later.  Love that btw. 🙂  Find the time-suckers in your life and get rid of them!

Anything you are worrying about – Easier said than done, but gives you something to strive for.  I will never stop worrying about my children.

Any person who makes you feel low – I have said this often and for many, many years…Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the life out of you.

Negativity – Or negative people.  People have poked fun at me and my “Pollyanna” outlook on life.  Always rainbows and ribbons.  People I worked with would said I was like a ray of sunshine and happiness coming into a room.  You know what?  There are worse things people could say about me… and trust me, there have been. 🙂

Any I should be doing, thoughts – Live in the moment… I am desperately trying to work on this.

Regrets – Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda…Or perhaps just think, I did the best I could with what God has given me.  Works for me.






30-Day Kindness Challenge

18 Jan

30 acts of kindness challenge

No one said you have to start a 30-day challenge on the first of the month.  I’m starting this today on Martin Luther King Day!  Maybe a day won’t match up with a Kindness challenge”, but you can swap it out with another challenge, or come up with your own.  There are no rules here.  Just like there really are no hard and fast fashion rules.  And yes…you can wear white after Labor Day.  Even though I’m actually pretty certain I’m kind every day, I’m going to try and go the extra mile with this one.


I’m starting todays challenge with “Giving 3 compliments to strangers”…which is to you my blog followers, and yes, I realize that between Carol, Carolyn, Meredith, Louise, NKO, Cinda and my other pals who follow this blog, they don’t equate to strangers, however since I’m averaging 1000+ views per day on this blog, this is for the 9994 other people who just may read this.

  1.  You are very smart and savvy to be reading this blog.
  2. If you read and/or follow this blog, that must mean you have an excellent sense of humor and I find that most endearing.
  3. Reading my blog makes me happy and that makes you a great person. 🙂

And just for the heck of it, I’m going to compliment 3 strangers that I happen upon today!

Life is short.  Be kind.  Be very kind…even when they don’t deserve it. 😉



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